Topic: Search and Rescue (SAR)
October 02, 2018 by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)
2018 Golden Globe Race competitor Gregor McGuckin smiles as he prepares to disembark HMAS Ballarat after the ship returns safely home to Fleet Base West from a search and rescue operation in the Indian Ocean.
Ballarat has returned to port after participating in a search and rescue mission for two solo round-the-world yachtsmen.
September 27, 2018 by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)
Medical Officer Lieutenant Rebecca Ainsworth, RAN (right), MH-60R Aviation Warfare Officer Lieutenant Christopher Evill, RAN (left), and Able Seaman Medic Renne Simmons, rehearse assembling a casualty stretcher as HMAS Ballarat answers a call to assist a maritime emergency in the Indian Ocean.
The Commanding Officer of HMAS
Ballarat has praised the proficiency of his ship’s company after the frigate was ordered to crash sail to reach two participants in a global sailing event whose yachts had been de-masted in the Indian Ocean south of Perth.
September 26, 2018 by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)
HMAS Ballarat steams toward Amsterdam Island in the Indian Ocean as part of efforts to rescue injured Indian solo yachtsman Abhilash Tomy.
Ballarat will reach Amsterdam Island tomorrow, ready to provide medical assistance to Indian Solo yachtsman Abhilash Tomy, injured in rough seas approximately 1800 nautical miles off the West Australian coast.
Published on September 23, 2018 by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)
HMAS Ballarat ship's company prepare to cast off lines ahead of departure from Fleet Base West, Western Australia.
The Australian Defence Force (ADF) is assisting in the search and rescue effort for an injured solo yachtsman, approximately 1800 nautical miles off the West Australian coast.
Published on August 01, 2018 by LEUT Des Paroz (author), Kerry Berrington (News Limited) (photographer)
Solo round-the-world sailor Tony Bullimore (right) embraces Chief Petty Officer Peter Wicker, one of his rescuers from HMAS Adelaide (II) in January 1997.
The Royal Australian Navy has paid tribute to solo sailor Tony Bullimore, who has passed away aged 79.
July 30, 2018 by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), Fireman Jonathan Crawford (US Coast Guard) (photographer), Fireman Tristan Otto (US Coast Guard) (photographer), LSEW Matthew Jeffery (photographer)
Rigid-Hulled Inflatable Boat (RHIB) crew from HMAS Toowoomba and US Coast Guard Station Honolulu Response Boat-Medium crew respond to stricken yacht Gypsy, in distress off Hawaii. The vessel was towed back to port by the RB-M.
Toowoomba was temporarily diverted from large-scale war games last weekend to assist in a real emergency off the coast of Hawaii.
Imagery Scanned from Navy Historic Archive of HMAS Queenborough from HMAS Sydney.
Amateur naval historians might suggest the early 1960s, before the Borneo Confrontation and the Vietnam War, was a quiet time for Australia’s Navy, but crew members in the Q-class fast anti-submarine frigates would disagree.
HMAS Parramatta's Seahawk helicopter moves into position above stricken yacht 'Jedi 1' and prepares to winch her crew to safety.
Australian Navy frigate, HMAS Parramatta has rescued three South African sailors from a stricken yacht approximately 1,300 kilometres southwest of Cape Leeuwin in Western Australia.
HMAS Perth's MH-60R leaves the flight deck while the ship is in Victoria, Seychelles, to assist the Seychelles' Coast Guard in a search and rescue mission after a civilian boat capsized during the night.
Perth and its embarked MH-60R helicopter supported a search and rescue off the coast of Seychelles on 14 August.
Lieutenant Commander Alicia Harrison, Commanding Officer HMAS Broome (centre) with Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Jake Mewett (left) and Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain Greig Murray, in Cairns to conduct maintenance on the ship.
Royal Australian Navy patrol boat HMAS
Broome has assisted in a search and rescue of 12 people stuck in unfavourable sea conditions during a patrol in the Torres Strait recently.